Re: Opinion on the queens in the nucs I purchased
I purchased two pure carnie queens a few years back and they were both jet black and so were all their offspring. It took a bit longer adjustment period for the italians that we placed them in to accept the queens, so if you go that route, error on the conservative side of time to adjust before setting them loose. I always give them a few days and then release manually while I watch the interaction. If I see balling and aggressive behavior, I put the queen back in cage for another day or two.
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